Houston named a top spot for renters from other Texas cities in new study

HOUSTON, Texas -- Surprising to no one who has leased an apartment recently, Houston is a hot rental market. Now, a new study backs that up - revealing that the Bayou City is among the biggest relocation spots for renters in the country.

A new study released by self-storage platform StorageCafé finds that Houston ranks fifth among the country's top attractors of all renters in 2020. Almost 70 percent of Houston renters came from other places in Texas, with Katy topping the list (8.8 percent), followed by Spring (6.1 percent), and Humble (3.2 percent).

Houston attracts urban dwellers and former suburban residents in almost equal proportions: 54 percent compared to 46 percent, the study notes. The originating cities for renters relocating to Houston are the nearby Katy, Spring, and Sugar Land, but also Austin and San Antonio.

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